Archive for August, 2008
Like many other folks of my generation, I discovered Cab Calloway through the Blues Brothers. What a frigging showman! This clip has it all- a big band, comedy, dames, guns, dapper fashion, jive talk, black entrepreneurship, trains!
Talk about great casting: Vincent Price shills for Stay Alive by Milton Bradley. This was a fun game and ingeniously designed, but ho boy gotta love this commercial! A cursory Youtube search reveals that Price shilled for many more inferior products, including an embarassing Tilex commercial, Citibank (how quaint!) featuring Vincent giggling over a bug zapper (genious!)and a Polaroid VHS tape commercial, seemingly filmed on the same stereotypical haunted house set.
previous posts: The Masque of Red Death promotional art
This reminds me of every date I’ve ever been on.
When Barack Obama was asked if he preferred the White Sox or Cubs, our future President declared,
“Oh that’s easy, White Sox. I’m not one of those fair weather fans. The Cubs, they’re nice, you go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, the beautiful people out there, people aren’t watching the game. It’s not serious. White Sox; that’s baseball.”